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Whoopi Goldberg Invests In Blkfam, A Streaming Platform Catering To Black Communities, Founded By Digital Marketing And Media Vet Larry Adams

Whoopi Goldberg is investing in the culture. Variety reports the EGOT winner (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards) has become an equity investor in Blkfam, a family-focused streaming platform that “entertains, educates and celebrates Black American family-friendly content.” Larry Adams, founder of the streaming service, pushed forward with the venture after seeing “a ton of R-rated content” from popular streaming services when looking for Black programming for his family. “Black culture and content is so often stereotyped, siloed or written off, so I wanted to create a platform where my kids and I can be entertained without having to face those same daily biases,” Adams told Variety. “By curating authentic content — proven through data and AI — primarily from Black storytellers, we’ve built a service reflecting true inclusion and diversity, where Black parents and children especially can feel holistically represented.” In 2023, Adams reached out to Goldberg to gauge her interest in...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 26, 2024

Whoopi Goldberg Would Accept The Offer To Become An Investor On 'Shark Tank' Under One Condition

Could Whoopi Goldberg be making her debut on ABC’s “Shark Tank” as an investor?

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 18, 2023

Whoopi Goldberg Says Her Will States That She Can’t Be Turned Into A Hologram After Her Passing

Whoopi Goldberg has made it very clear that she doesn’t want artificial intelligence (AI) continuing her legacy when she’s no longer here.

Shanique Yates

Jul 17, 2023

Aurora James Recalls How Whoopi Goldberg Wearing Brother Vellies On TV Once Helped Pay Her Rent

A shoutout on national television forever changed Aurora James’ life as an entrepreneur.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 12, 2023

Sunny Hostin Goes Against Whoopi Goldberg’s View Of College Education Being That Those Without It ‘Make 80 Percent Less Money’

Whoopi Goldberg is shutting down the sentiment that a college education is required to be successful. During the Hot Topics segment on “The View,” the actress and her co-host Sunny Hostin had a brief exchange surrounding the topic. The discussion was sparked from a Reddit post, where a mother refused to give her daughter the college fund she saved for her because she wanted to instead use it on a home or wedding as she prepares to welcome her third child.

Shanique Yates

Oct 7, 2022

Her 'View' Earned Her A $60M Net Worth, But Whoopi Goldberg's Daughter And Three Grandkids Are Creating Their Own

Today, Whoopi Goldberg may be known for being a firebrand on “The View” to some, but that barely scratches the surface. Before she became a daytime talk show host, Whoopi Goldberg was one of the few actresses to become a coveted EGOT winner. Goldberg has taken home all of the industry’s coveted awards — and was, in fact, the first Black woman to do so, according to Vulture. In addition, Goldberg was the first Black actress to receive Oscar nominations for both Best Actress (which she did for “The Color Purple,” though she didn’t win) and Best Supporting Actress (which she did for “Ghost,” and ultimately took home the trophy). She’s also one of only three women performers to take home the Grammy for Best Comedy Record and was the first Black woman to take home the Mark Twain prize for humor (which she did in 2001, per Vulture). In short, Whoopi Goldberg has had a career filled with “firsts,” and it’s no wonder, then, that she’s earned a $60 million net worth (per Celebrity Net Worth)...

#OscarsSoWhite Inspiration Ava DuVernay Elected to Film Academy Board of Governors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ recent election may yield impactful change . For the first time, its Board of Governors now has 26 women and 11 people of color on its 54-person board, including Ava DuVernay. According to The Hollywood Reporter , DuVernay, who defeated incumbent Kimberly Peirce, will serve a three-year term to represent the directors’ branch. She is one of six who will take new seats on the board, including Debra Zane, Stephen Rivkin, Linda Flowers, Lynette Howell Taylor, and Rob Bredow. Also, Whoopi Goldberg was among the ten members re-elected to their seats. “ Thank you to the members of the Directors Branch of @TheAcademy,” the “Selma” director tweeted . “ Life is a funny, fascinating thing. You never know what’s around the corner.” Thank you to the members of the Directors Branch of @TheAcademy . Life is a funny, fascinating thing. You never know what’s around the corner. — Ava DuVernay (@ava) June 10, 2020 The...

Niki McGloster

Jun 11, 2020